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For some reason my backup wont cleanup backups.
Im doing daily FULL Backup tried to set it to 30 days and 30 backups, both it simply overfills my harddrive.
I have a similar problem,
I run incremental backups and have set it up to do 7 incrementals before starting a new set, but it just keeps adding incrementals.
I end up having to delete the backup program and re-schedule a new one.
Add me to the list. I've NEVER been able to get ATIH to delete ANYTHING automatically, and I've been using the products for years. Automatic cleanup is not working at all. My question is, when is it supposed to process? Prior to the backup or after a backup? Either way, it's not happening for me and my weekly backups fail each week due to lack of space.
John & Susan,
Incremental backups and their deletion:
The program should delete the oldest backup after it reaches the set number retained plus creating the replacement before deleting the oldest. The option to keep x number of backups works better than options based on dates or space.
Consider creating a new task and use the options to keep x number of backup rather than use the option based on time or disk space. Adjust the 6 & 4 example to meet your needs. Additional space temporarily for the an additional backup as no deletion occurs until after the replacement has been created.
Each task should point to its own folder and recommend that you do NOT use one folder only for your backup files. Use a different sub-folder for each backup task.
1. Grover's Newly Revised Index-Guides + Drive Notify (4-A, AA) + Chain2Gen (5-A, B) 4. TIH Cleanup Utility 5. Attachments: How to2. How To Create Backup Tasks. 6. Help 2014 2013 2012 7. Before cloning. 8. Stop Scan for Backups 8A. Acronis Video's3. Create new disks-Guides.. 9. Register/Downloads 10. MustangPEBuilder XP & Win7 Win 8.1 11. Les Seiler's Backup Video
Regarding full backups only:
In this example, change the 4 to 30 and see how it works. My recommendation is that each backup task point to itw own sub-folder so backup files from different tasks are not mixed. Allow space for one additional full backup as the oldest backup will not be deleted until after the its replacement has been created.
As i have stated
I tried "Deleted versions older then 30 days" and store no more then 30 recent versions"
both it simply overfills my harddrive and go PAST the 30 day mark to like 40 or 50.
Any ideas why this is, ive re-created the backup a few times now.
And therein lies the problem. I want it to delete oldest BEFORE it runs the backup. Waiting until afterwards is too late. Unless there's a way i can specify when this is to happen, I'm going to have to go out and buy a bigger drive for backups. And it seems that because I have to manually delete the oldest EVERY time, ATIH can't handle it. Not happy...
I find if you deleted the oldest one ATIH complains its database is currpot (or some error that leeds me to beleave that is the case)
For your problem susan, i'd just lower the total amount of backups you have by one.
as for me.. .it doesnt delete at ALL
The problem is, I only have enough room for 2 (I do weekly full backups - faster/easier if you have to restore). I guess it's time to go shopping...
So any idea why its not removing the last backup for me.
the target is a network share on a netgear nas.... any ideas at all?
If you're going in and deleting backup files each time like I am, that could be the reason. From other posts I've seen if you go in and mess with anything at all, ATIH thinks the database is fubar'd and doesn't do what it's supposed to. If you've never made any changes, then I'm not really sure.
Ive re-built this backup job at least 3 times now.....
each time it grows beyond the defined paramiters.
Seriously... its making me wonder how i can implement Acronis in an enterprise environment when for my home use i cant get support on such a small, fundimentaly important defect!
Lots of good information here. Quotas are enforced at the conclusion of a scheduled task. It sounds like your issue could be stemming from a lack of disk space. How large are your back up images? How large is the media you are saving too? Forgive me if this information was already provided, I am still reading through the entire thread.
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This is One backup One task "Backup whole computer"
I have re-created the task 3 times now
The backup store has 36+ backup images when i run out of space even though its told to STOP after 30
I will try Again